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Eggless Banana pancakes

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Pancakes are the most easy to make and healthy breakfast idea of all time. There are varieties of pancake recipes. Today I am sharing the recipe for Banana Pancakes without using eggs.
Let’s take a look at the recipe for making banana pancakes.

Ingredients

Ripen banana 5 small
All purpose flour or maida 1 cup
Semolina or sooji 1 and ½ tbsp
Milk 1 tbsp + 3/4th of a cup
Fennel seeds 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder 1/8th tsp
Honey 4 to 5 tbsp or as per taste
Salt a little bit
Oil enough for cooking the pancakes

Procedure

• Break and add the bananas in a blender along with 1 tbsp milk and blend them together to make banana purée
• Pour the banana purée in a mixing bowl. Into it add the all purpose flour, semolina, fennel seeds and mix well
• Then add the cinnamon powder, salt and honey and again mix well
• Now add the milk little by little and keep on stirring and mixing until the batter reaches the desired consistency, perfect for making pancakes
• Now place a non stick pan at minimum flames and let it heat. Once heated, brush some oil on the pan and the add a ladle full of the pancake batter and then gently spread it with the back of the ladle to give is a disc shape
• After about 1 minute, brush some more oil on the upper side of the pancake and then flip it. Let it cook for another ½ minute, and then transfer it to a plate
• Make all the pancakes following the same process. Once all the pancakes are cooked, transfer these to a serving plate.
• Banana pancakes are ready to be served. Spread some honey top of these and enjoy yummy healthy banana pancakes at breakfast.

phuchka

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My mouth starts salivating hearing just one word……’Phuchka’. Phucka or Panipuri or Golgappa, whatever you say is that snacks which most of the people from all parts of our country, loves to eat. Its water could be made in different ways using different ingredients but today I am sharing Phuchka recipe with bengal street side Phuchka vendor style tamarind water.
Though we love Phuchka so much, we most of the time hesitate to take it from the Phuchka selling vendors for their unhygienic way of making these. So, make these at your home and enjoy them fully without any concerns. You can make the Phuchka shells at your home, whose recipe I will share in my later posts, or you can also purchase the readymade from the grocer’s shop.
So, lets go through the recipe for making Phuchka

Ingredients

Phuchka/Panipuri/Golgappa shells 40

For making the aloo filling:

2 medium sized potatoes cooked
Green chillies 4 or 5
Whole dry red chilli 4
Cumin seeds 2 tsp
Coriander seeds 2 tsp
Onion 1 medium sized chopped
Bengal gram 1/4th cup soaked overnight
Dried yellow pea 1/4th cup soaked overnight
Chat masala 2 tsp
Black salt 1 tsp
Salt as per taste

For making the tamarind water:

Tamarind pulp 2 tbsp soaked in 1 cup water for about 1 hour
Water 3 to 4 cups
Juice of 1 lemon
Black salt ½ tbsp
Salt as per taste

( Cup size 120 ml is used for measurement )

Procedure

• Pressure cook the bengal gram, dried yellow peas and green chillies to 1 whistle at high flames and then release pressure
• Strain out the water from the pressure cooker and keep the remaining ingredients aside
• Dry roast the whole dry red chilli, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and then grind them to a fine powder
• In a mixing bowl, mash and add the cooked potatoes, onion, cooked green chillies, chat masala, black salt, salt, 1 tbsp of prepared spice powder and mix them well with your hands
• Add the cooked bengal gram and yellow peas to the potato mixture and again mix well
• Squeeze the tamarind pulp in the water in which it was soaked and then throw out the pulp
• To this add the remaining water, juice of a lemon, black salt, salt and stir and mix well
• Now prick one Phuchka with you thumb, put enough aloo mixture into it and then add enough tamarind water and enjoy your Phuchka sitting back at home.

Masala aloo bhare khasta kachori

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Khasta kachori is a wonderful tea time snacks. Khasta kachoris are stuffed kachoris which are generally stuffed with lentils but at home you can stuff it with any filling of your choice. Today I have stuffed these kachoris with masala potato. I prepare a special roasted mixed spices powder to make the masala aloo and also add it in the tamarind chutney and other dishes, which i will share in my later posts.
So, lets take a look at the recipe for making masala aloo bhare khasta kachori.

Ingredients

For making the dough

All purpose flour or maida 4 tbsp
Gram flour or besan 1 and ½ tbsp
Melted ghee 1 and ½ tbsp
Salt asper taste
Fennel seeds ½ tsp

For making the filling

Potatoes 2 medium sized cooked
Onion 1 medium sized sliced
Green chillies 3 or 4 chopped
Asafoetida or hing 1/4th tsp
Roasted mixed spices powder ½ tbsp
Dry mango powder 1 tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Salt asper taste
Oil 1 tbsp + enough oil for deep frying the kachoris

Procedure

• Take all the ingredients under heading ‘for making dough’, in a mixing bowl. Rub and mix well with your hands until the flour mixture could form dry lumps and easily broken with little pressure.
• Now add water little by little and knead the flour to a firm dough, not too soft. Brush some ghee or oil on top of the dough and keep in an air tight container for about ½ an hour
• Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan at medium flames. Once heated, add asafoetida and sauté for few seconds.
• Add the sliced onion, green chillies and stir and fry until the onions turn golden brown in colour
• Mash the cooked potatoes and add them to the pan. Stir and mix well with the frying onions
• Add the roasted mixed spice powder, dry mango powder, red chilli powder and salt and mix well
• Now switch off the flames and allow the potato mixture to cool down
• Take the dough out and knead it once more for few seconds. Make 5 equal portions of the dough and give them the shape of a ball by rolling between your palms
• Take 1 dough ball at a time and keep the remaining balls covered. Pressing lightly with your thumbs in the centre of the ball give it the shape of a bowl
• Now place sufficient amount of the potato mixture in the dough bowl and seal the edges, in the same way you seal the edges for making stuffed parantha
• Now pressing with the thumbs lightly, flatten the stuffed dough balls a little to form the kachori
• Following the above procedure make all the kachoris and keep aside
• Take enough oil in a kadhai to deep fry the kachoris at minimum flames. Once the oil gets heated up a little, gently drop in the kachoris and deep fry until they turns light golden brown from both sides. Remember not to make the oil too hot before adding the kachoris.
• Frying the kachoris in less hot oil is an important step to make khasta kachoris
• Once fried, take out the kachoris onto a serving plate and serve the hot masala aloo bhare khasta kachori with tamarind chutney and enjoy.

Mixed vegetable moong dal

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Dal is a compulsory side dish included in everyday meal at my house. Be it masoor dal, moong dal, matar dal, chana dal, urad dal, toor dal, etc. Most of the time I cook dal along with some veggies. So, Today I am sharing the recipe for mixed vegetable moong dal.
This delicious dal could be taken with rice or roti but I generally prefer it with rice. Let’s take a look at the recipe for mixed vegetable moong dal.

Ingredients

Moong dal 1 cup of cup size 120 ml
Cauliflower small sized florets 1 cup
Carrot cut into small cubes ½ cup
Beans cut into small pieces ½ cup
Green peas ½ cup
Ginger paste ½ tbsp
Green chilli paste ½ tbsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Bay leaf 1
Dry red chilli 1
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Sugar as per taste
Ghee ½ tbsp
Oil 2 + 1 tbsp

Procedure

• Dry roast the moong dal at medium flames until it turns light golden brown in colour
• Wash the roasted dal and pressure cook it along with 3 cups of water and salt to 1 whistle at medium flames and keep aside
• Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a frying pan at medium high flames. Once heated, add the veggies except the green peas and fry for about 2 minutes or until their colour changes a little
• Now strain out the fried veggies from excess oil and add these to the pressure cooker containing the cooked dal, add the green peas and mix well. Pressure cook all the ingredients one more time to 1 whistle at high flames and then switch off the flames and release pressure
• Open the cover of the cooker, add turmeric powder and sugar and mix well. Place the cooker on oven at medium high flames and add 1 and ½ cup of warm water. Stir well and bring the dal to a boil.
• Let the dal boil for a minute and then switch off the flames and keep aside.
• Add the remaining oil in a kadhai and place it on medium flames. Once the oil gets heated well, temper it with the whole spices.
• Then add the ginger paste and green chilli paste along with 1 tbsp of warm water and stir and roast the spices until its raw smell disappears and oil starts separating.
• At this stage empty all the content of the pressure cooker into the kadhai and stir well. Bring the dal to a boil by increasing the flames to maximum.
• Once the dal starts boiling, reduce the flames to medium and cover and cook for ½ a minute
• After ½ a minute, open cover and check the salt and sugar and adjust if required. Then add the ghee and stir and mix well. Cover the dal and switch off the flames.
• Let the dal rest for a minute. Your mixed vegetable moong dal is ready to be served.

Peyaji ( onion pakora)

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Onion pakora is quite a popular pakora sold at shops and also made at home. People of all regions of our country is familiar to this pakora. Onion pakora at our place is known as peyaji. At shops these pakoras are made with besan i.e. gram flour but at home I make it with masoor dal Or red lentil paste and it tastes much better. So, I would suggest you to try this recipe once and I hope you will love it.

Let’s go through the recipe for peyaji or onion pakora.

Ingredients

Masoor dal or red lentils ½ cup soaked for 2 hours
Onion 2 medium sized, thinly sliced
Green chillies 2 or 3
Ginger ½” piece
Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil enough for deep frying the pakoras

Procedure

• Grind the lentils along with the green chillies and ginger to make a coarse texture paste. Do not add water while grinding
• In a mixing bowl, take lentil paste, sliced onion, salt as per taste, Kashmiri red chilli powder and mix all the ingredients well
• Heat oil in a kadhai at medium high flames. Once heated, reduce the flames to medium low.
• Take small portions of the mixture and gently drop in the hot oil.
• Fry the pakoras from both sides until they turn golden brown in colour.
• Strain out the pakoras from the oil and serve it hot with steaming hot tea and enjoy.

Shojne data chorchori ( drumstick curry in mustard gravy)

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Today I am sharing the recipe of drumstick curry in mustard gravy. This was one of my mother’s favourite dishes. Whenever I cooked this dish, it reminded me of my mom. She was a great cook and she had few of her own wonderful veg recipes. I have learned a lot of cooking ideas from her.
So, lets take go through the recipe for drumstick curry in mustard gravy.

Ingredients

Drumstick 2 cut into 2” pieces
Potatoes 2 medium sized cut into thin long pieces
Pumpkin 100 gm cut into pieces similar to the size of the pieces of potato
Green chillies 4 or 5
Mustard seeds 1 and ½ tbsp ( you can use either black or white mustard, but gravy with black mustard paste tastes better )
Black cumin 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Salt as per taste
Sugar as per taste
Mustard oil 3 tbsp

Procedure

• Grind the mustard seeds along with 2 or 3 green chillies and ½ tbsp of warm water to make a fine paste
• Heat mustard oil in a kadhai at medium high flames. Once heated, temper the oil with black cumin
• Add all the veggies, turmeric powder, salt as per taste and stir fry them for 2 minutes at medium low flames
• Add the mustard paste and mix and stir for ½ a minute and then add ½ a cup of warm water. Stir and bring the gravy to a boil by increasing the flames to maximum
• Once the gravy starts boiling, reduce the flames to medium low and cover and cook for 7 to 10 minutes or until the veggies are cooked well
• Open cover, add sugar and slit and add the remaining green chillies. Mix well and again cover and cook for few ½ a minute.
• Open cover, stir a little and then switch off the flames.
• Serve hot drumstick curry in mustard gravy with steamed rice and enjoy.

Peper torkari ( raw papaya curry)

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Today I am sharing a healthy curry recipe which I make with raw papaya and potatoes along with split yellow pea lentils fritters. It goes very well with rice or roti.
So, lets take a look at the recipe for raw papaya curry with split yellow pea lentil fritters

Ingredients

Raw papaya 1 small sized, cut into small cubes
Potatoes 2 medium sized, cut into small cubes
Split yellow pea lentils 2/3rd cup soaked overnight
Ginger paste 1 tsp + 1/2 tbsp
Green chilli paste 1 tsp + ½ tbsp
Bay leaf 1
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Black cumin or kalonji 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 + 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder ½ + 1 tsp
Cumin powder ½ tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Sugar as per taste
Ghee 1 tsp
Oil 3 tbsp + enough to deep fry the fritters

Procedure

• Grind the soaked lentils to make a paste of coarse texture without adding water.
• Mix lentils paste along with 1 tsp each of ginger and green chilli paste, ½ tsp each of turmeric and red chilli powder, kalonji and salt as per taste in a mixing bowl
• Heat enough oil in a kadhai at medium high flames. Once the oil gets heated, take small portions of the lentils mixture and gently drop in the oil and fry these until they turns golden brown in colour.
• Once all the fritters get fried, strain them out from the oil and keep aside
• In another kadhai, heat the remaining oil at medium high flames. Once heated, lower the flames to medium low and temper it with bay leaf and cumin seeds
• Add the papaya and potato pieces into it and stir and fry for about 1 minute.
• Add the remaining ginger and green chilli paste. Stir and mix well with the veggies and cook until the raw smell of the ginger and green chilli disappears.
• Add the remaining turmeric and red chilli powder, cumin powder, salt as per taste and 1 or 2 tbsp of warm water and mix all the ingredients well.
• Keep roasting the veggies along with the spices until oil starts separating from the spices.
• At this stage, add 1 cup or about 240ml of hot water and mix well. Once the water starts boiling, stir well and cover. Cook it at medium to low flames for 10 to 12 minutes.
• After 10 minutes, Open cover and add the sugar as per taste and mix well. Do not let the gravy to dry up much as the fritters will soak in some juices from the gravy.
• Add the fritters and gently mix with the curry. Reduce the flames to minimum and cover and cook for ½ a minute
• Open cover add the ghee and garam masala powder and mix well. Switch off the flames and allow the curry to rest a little
• Papaya with split yellow pea lentils curry is ready to be served.

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